Malta Summer Carnival 2013
After an absence of one year, the Malta Summer Carnival will return to the main streets of Bugibba and Qawra, bringing colour and activity to one of the tourist hotspots on the island.
The Carnival, which will be held on 17 and 18 August, will include a defilé around the streets of Bugibba and Qawra. It will converge on the main square in Bugibba with a grand spectacle of floats - prepared specifically for this Carnival - decorated maskaruni, dance companies, crafts exhibitions – and even the traditional ġostra, where competitors climb a greased pole over the sea in an attempt to grab the flag stuck to the end of it.
Dance companies will perform in the main square as well as during the parades in the main streets. Stands with traditional Maltese crafts will be set up around the streets of Bugibba.
“The Malta Summer Carnival will provide an added attraction for tourists who are in our country during summer time and who can enjoy some of the spectacle which is offered during the February Carnival,” said Carnival director Jason Busuttil.
The Carnival is being organised by the Carnival Committee and supported by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Culture and Local Government, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts (MCCA), the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), St Paul’s Bay local council and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA).